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Basque Lullaby, A

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Dan Forrest

Dan Forrest

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General Info

Year: 2007
Duration: c. 3:32
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: SATB choir
Publisher: C. Alan
Cost: Score and Parts - $70.00   |   Score Only - $12.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra Alto Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Harp (optional)
Percussion I-II-III

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

A Basque Lullaby is a setting for winds of the composer’s composition (of the same name) for SATB choir. It is based on a children’s rhyme the composer discovered online. It uses simple diatonic harmonies and melodic leaps no wider than a fourth or fifth, the most comfortably sung in the range of the human voice.

- Program Note from score

A Basque Lullaby was originally composed as a work for SATB choir that the composer created for his daughter before she was born. The text is based on a children’s rhyme written by an anonymous author and the connection to the Basque region is unknown. In this piece, you will hear a three-note motif repeated throughout the entire work as it is passed along to different soloists and sections of the band.

- Program Note by Kayla Moyers for the University of Southern Mississippi Concert Band B concert program, 17 November 2020


State Ratings

  • Georgia: IV
  • Iowa: II
  • Kansas: III
  • Texas: II. Complete


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Forrest, D. (2007). A Basque Lullaby [score]. Hinshaw Music: Chapel Hill, N.C.